FROM Dorothy Rothrock
Do You Really Need College to Get a Job? Democrats have made higher education central to this year's presidential campaign. With costs sky-rocketing, graduates are collectively $1.3 billion in debt. So Hillary Clinton wants to make college more affordable, and Bernie Sanders is demanding that it should be free. But Marco Rubio has a point: potential workers don't have the training for high-skilled jobs being created by new technology, while more and more college graduates are both underemployed and deeply in debt. We get a reality check on education and America's manufacturing economy. We want to hear from you. Are you concerned about jobs going overseas? Please let us know sharing your insights here .
California Takes the Lead against Global Warming California's Air Resources Board has unanimously adopted a so-called " Cap and Trade " scheme to implement Assembly Bill 32 , signed by former Governor Schwarzenegger in 2006. Governor Brown supports it enthusiastically, and last November, voters defeated Proposition 23 , an oil-company sponsored initiative to kill it once and for all. The New York Times said last week's Board meeting "was such a well-oiled exercise in democracy and administrative procedures that the momentousness of the occasion was almost lost in the footnotes."
Air Resources Board Approves Sweeping Pollution Rules Governor Schwarzenegger says he'll fight global warming, whatever the cost, even during an economic crisis. Today, his Air Resources Board set the toughest goals in the nation , even though the nonpartisan Legislative Analyst says it'll cost more than the Board estimated. It's a road map for implementing AB 32 , the law that caught worldwide attention in 2006. We hear a debate.
GOP 'Nukes' the Senate filibuster on SCOTUS nominees Senate Democrats today blocked Judge Neil Gorsuch's appointment to the US Supreme Court… but just for the moment. The Republican majority has changed the rules to force a likely confirmation as soon as tomorrow.
Why Don't Facts Matter? "Fake News" may have a long history, but social media and 21st Century politics have brought it front and center. One reason for its appeal and its power is the tendency of so many people to cling to their beliefs — even when confronted with contradictory evidence. Today, another look at the Emotional States of America.
Nuclear crisis on the Korean Peninsula slowly coming to a head North Korea did not conduct a nuclear test this weekend, but it did show apparent progress in developing a missile that that could strike the United States. The Trump Administration says it has lost its "strategic patience." We hear what that might -- or might not -- mean for North Korea, China and the prospects for diplomacy.
Mixed Messages from US diplomats on the new hard line on Syria Since President Trump's surprise retaliation against Syria's use of chemical weapons, Bashar al-Assad has used the same airport to launch conventional attacks on his own people. It's not clear what the US, its allies — or Vladimir Putin's Russia -- plan to do now.